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  • Wild Spartans: Searching for Vernal Pools with Yu Man Lee

    Published on March 9, 2021

    In this episode, we will take a dive into the springtime ephemeral pools in the woods to discover the treasures within! We will talk to a herpetologist about researching and conserving amphibians and reptiles. Meet Yu Man Lee, Conservation Scientist, Michigan Natural Features Inventory, learn about her field work, and the education and career path she followed to get there.

  • Wild Spartans: All About Honey Bees with with Ana Heck

    Published on February 9, 2021

    In this episode, we talk to an entomologist researching the pollinators of our world. Meet MSU apiculture researcher, Ana Heck, learn about her field work, and the education and career path she followed to get there as she discusses “All About Honey Bees: Working with a Superorganism” as we discover what the buzz really is about bees!

  • Wild Spartans: Raptor Conservation with Libby Mojica

    Published on January 12, 2021

    In this 4-H Wild Spartans episode, we take to the skies to talk to an ornithologist about the raptors that inspire us! Learn about researching, protecting, and conserving raptors that soar our skies. Meet EDM wildlife biologist, Libby Mojica, learn about her field work, and the education and career path she followed to get there as she discusses “Raptor Conservation and Management: Working with Birds of Prey in Cities and Wildlands.”

  • Wild Spartans: Invasive Species with Taylor Haas

    Published on December 8, 2020

    In this 4-H Wild Spartans episode, we go upstream to learn about sea lamprey, an oceanic species invading the Great Lakes. Meet MSU graduate researcher, Taylor Haas, learn about his field work, and the education and career path he followed to get there in his presentation, “Invasive Species and I: A Scientist’s Tale of Working with Wildlife from Elsewhere”.

  • Wild Spartans: Science in Zookeeping & Conservation with Caitlin Mack

    Published on November 10, 2020

    In this 4-H Wild Spartans episode, we head to the sub-Sahara to learn about African painted (wild) dogs. Meet MSU graduate researcher, Caitlin Mack, learn about her work on the social behavior and conservation of these rare carnivores, and the education and career path she followed as she discusses “Science in Zookeeping and Conservation.”

  • Wild Spartans: Protecting Michigan's Bats with John DePue

    Published on October 26, 2020

    In this 4-H Wild Spartans episode, meet Michigan DNR biologist, John DePue, learn about his field work, and his education and career path as he shares his work "Protecting Michigan's Bats."

  • Virtual 4-H Officer Elections: Zoom Polls

    Published on September 15, 2020

    Video tutorial on using Zoom polls to facilitate officer elections during virtual 4-H club and advisory group meetings.

  • Stories for Sprouts and Seedlings: BEE - A Peak-Through Picture Book

    Published on July 15, 2020

    Read "Bee: A Peak Through Picture Book" in the 4-H Children's Garden with Miss Jessica.

  • Stories for Sprouts and Seedlings: The Amazing Life Cycle of Plants

    Published on June 17, 2020

    Read "The Amazing Life Cycle of Plants" in the 4-H Children's Garden with Miss Jessica.

  • Stories for Sprouts and Seedlings: The Very Impatient Caterpillar

    Published on May 20, 2020

    Read "The Very Impatient Caterpillar" in the 4-H Children's Garden with Miss Jessica.

  • Grace Schmidt: Livingston County 4-H

    Published on November 18, 2019

    Meet Michigan 4-H’er Grace Schmidt, of Livingston County. Learn more about the programs Grace has taken part in through 4-H, including poultry, goats and civic engagement and leadership.

  • Alivia Funchion: Monroe County 4-H

    Meet Michigan 4-H’er Alivia Funchion, of Monroe County. Learn more about the programs she’s taken part in through 4-H and how 4-H has helped her develop a love of community service.

  • Joshua Dixon: Oakland County 4-H

    Meet Michigan 4-H’er Joshua Dixon, of Oakland County. Learn more about the programs he’s taken part in through 4-H, including 4-H Capitol Experience, 4-H Exploration Days and civic engagement. He also shares how 4-H has taught him political and leadership skills.